There is NO substitute for extraordinary fitness to play in competitive team sports. Of course skill work is imperative, but once your fitness level deteriorates so does your skill.
If an athlete does not have the fitness or skill necessary for a sport, no amount of hypnosis will help them. Hypnosis is not a panacea or an easy way out.
Most of the athletes I work with have a supreme level of fitness and skill; their minds, however, CAN lack in mental conditioning. This is by no means a negative connotation, it is merely a lack of experiential coping mechanisms.
Having said this, I also see hardened veterans who display a lack of confidence. There is a myriad of physiological reasons why an athlete has performance blues, and that is why no hypnosis session can be treated in the same way.
Every person has the ability to experience hypnosis. When I facilitate the process, it is still self -hypnosis and cannot happen unless the individual wants to participate.
All Hypnosis is Self Hypnosis
Of all the players I met in my life, Ben Gollings was the most fascinated by self development. His leadership and influence for his team was profound in the 2009 World Rugby 7s Championships. New Zealand had never beaten at home. England, down by 20 points at half time with a capacity crowd watching in Wellington, rose to the occasion led by Ben’s confidence went on to to win.
I asked some of the other players about what was said at half time. By their accounts, Ben Gollings was SO sure they were going to win the game that every player was persuaded to his conviction. They told me they never doubted him, it was as if it was a given.
Your sense of self, your emotional balance can have a profound effect on others.
Considerable amounts of time are given to skills and fitness training, how much of your time is allocated to mental conditioning?
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